We just returned from our fourth International Adoption Training weekend in Puyallup, Washington. Five couples – from Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington – joined us for a day and a half of intense teaching and discussion. At the conclusion of our training, we had a panel of YWAM adoptive families and their children who shared some of their experience and perspective. We ended in a time of prayer – families who have brought their children home prayed for those who are at the beginning of the process.
Time for fellowship was squeezed in between a very full schedule of input. We did enjoy dinner out together on Friday evening at a local Mexican restaurant.
Anne Kalkbrenner presented the medical portion of our training and she brought her sweet daughter with her to ‘help’ (and to keep us thoroughly entertained). Blin asked each person if they were going to “Opiopia” and handed out tiny bottles of hand sanitizer saying “You need this!”
A highlight for everyone was seeing five children from Ethiopia happily planted into their forever families.
Our prayer is that God will equip these families with all they need for doing His will in raising their families, through the power of Jesus Christ. Heb 13:21